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    United Kingdom

20052020

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Research Statement

I am a mixed methods researcher experienced in longitudinal cohort studies, Cochrane systematic reviews, feasibility, pilot and randomised controlled trials of interventions and qualitative methods.

 

 

Research interests

My research interests focus broadly on adolescent development, substance abuse and mental health. Current research interests include building resilience in children living with parental substance abuse; investigating the impact of parental substance abuse on child outcomes (substance use, mental health, educational outcomes); shared education; and supported decision making among those with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

 

Current projects

 

Butler, M., McLaughlin, A., Hayes, D. & Percy, A. (2016-2018). Using the voluntary sector to

support children and families with complex needs- what are the potential benefits and risks?

HSC R&D, Early Intervention Transformation Programme.  

 

Completed projects

 

McLaughlin, A., Macdonald, G., Percy, A., McLaughlin, K., Higgins, K., O’Neill, T. & Hayes,

D. (2016). Promoting resilience in children and young people affected by parental substance

misuse (PSM): a feasibility study of the Pharos group work programme. HSC R&D, Enabling

Research Award.

 

McLaughlin.A.,Percy, A., Higgins, K., Perra, O. (2012-2014). Parental Alcohol Use and

Resilience in Young People in Northern Ireland: A Study of Family, Peer & School

Processes. Health and Social Care Research & Development (HSC R&D) Division, Public

Health Agency, NI, Bamford Implementation grant.

 

O’Neill, T., McLaughlin, A., McCartan, C., Higgins, K. & Gossrau-Breen, D. (2014).

Adolescent alcohol use and school disengagement: investigating alcohol use patterns in

adolescence and pathways to being NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training).

Alcohol Research UK small grant.   

 

Higgins, K., Perra, O., McCann, M., McCartan, C. & McLaughlin, A. (2012-2015). Offending

Behaviour amongst Young People in NI: A Study of Neighbourhood, Family, School and

Peer Processes. Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister.

 

Higgins, K., Perra, O., McCann, M., McCartan, C. & McLaughlin, A. (2012). Parenting and

school level effects: secondary analysis examining alcohol use trajectories in the context of

parental monitoring and school environment. Alcohol Research UK.

 

McCann, M., Seifert, A., McCartan, C., McLaughlin, A. (2011). Investigating community

gardening as a form of rehabilitation for people with alcohol misuse problems in Northern

Ireland: A pilot study. Alcohol Research UK.

 

Higgins, K., Perra, O., McCann, M., McCartan, C & McLaughlin, A. (2010-2011). Alcohol

and the Affluence Paradox: A Secondary Analysis exploring the Health Disparities

surrounding Adolescent Alcohol Use and Alcohol Related Harm in Adulthood. Alcohol

Education Research Council. 

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Projects

Research Output

  • Open Access
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  • Supported decision making - experiences, approaches and preferences

    Davidson, G., Edge, R., Falls, D., Keenan, F., Kelly, B., McLaughlin, A., Montgomery, L., Mulvenna, C., Norris, B., Owens, A., Irvine, R. A. S. & Webb, P., 29 Jun 2018, 70 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    174 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 4 Membership of peer review panel or committee
    • 1 Invited talk

    Using the voluntary sector to support children and families with complex needs – what are the benefits and risks

    Andrew Percy (Keynote speaker), Michelle Butler (Advisor), Aisling McLaughlin (Advisor), David Hayes (Advisor)
    23 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    NIHR - Review (End of project report) (Event)

    Aisling McLaughlin (Advisor)
    2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    NIHR - Review (End of project report) (Event)

    Aisling McLaughlin (Advisor)
    2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    NIHR- Application review (Event)

    Aisling McLaughlin (Advisor)
    2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    NIHR - Review (End of project report) (Event)

    Aisling McLaughlin (Advisor)
    2016

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee